Stewardship and management

Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site

Travel into the past for a day at Prince of Wales Fort, experiencing the adventurous, diverse history of the Hudson's Bay Company and the 18th-century fur trade that founded Canada.

Site management

Read about how Parks Canada is protecting Prince of Wales Fort National Historic Site today and in the future.

Commemorative Intent Statement

Why Prince of Wales Fort is historically significant nationally.


Learn about the Churchill Northern Studies Centre and its work with Parks Canada.

Commercial Film and Photography

Want to film or photograph at Prince of Wales Fort? Learn about Parks Canada’s fees and procedures.


Learn how to contact Prince of Wales Fort and the Parks Canada Visitor Centre in Churchill by phone, email, letter and in case of emergency.

The Fort is a short boat shuttle across the river mouth from the community of Churchill. Explore the stone ramparts, walk amid cannons and visit the remains of the powder magazine.

In summer, polar bears awaiting the bay’s fall freeze-up wander the shorelines while the waters teem with beluga whales. Seabirds and arctic hares are common sights amid a landscape of tundra wildflowers.

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